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Old 07-03-2019, 10:54 PM   #1
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I thought I would post here. Most people from my generation will smile when they hear the name Mad Magazine. It was the ultimate comedy rag in easy reading and always slightly risque and certainly way out there


https://www.cnet.com/news/mad-magazi...n-say-reports/


From their movie parodies, to that folding back page, It gave us Spy vs Spy, Alfred E Newman, the little margin cartoons by Sergio Aragones, and the brilliance of Don Martin.


While at some point you move beyond Mad Magazine, you always will remember when the new editions came out and you and your friends would huddle around to read it.
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Old 07-03-2019, 10:56 PM   #2
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What? I’m worried.
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Still have about 3 boxes full of back issues and collections, but I stopped buying when it became 40% ads. Ruined the entire flow of the issue.
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Old 07-04-2019, 12:05 AM   #4
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I used to love those magazines growing up! Can't remember when exactly I stopped reading them. Totally remember the Spy vs Spy comic but completely forgot about that amazing fold-in page.
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Old 07-04-2019, 12:42 AM   #5
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Always enjoyed Spy vs. Spy. I even have their "The Complete Casebook" on my bookshelf.
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Old 07-04-2019, 07:26 AM   #6
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I too loved the magazine when young.
have no idea if the quality was as high recently as it was 30 years ago.

the artist I loved the best was Sergio AragonÚs.
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The shocking thing to me is that it was still around.
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Old 07-04-2019, 08:56 AM   #8
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The shocking thing to me is that it was still around.
I was thinking the same thing. I just naturally assumed they had gone out of business a decade ago.
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"I need to clarify the MAD rumors: MAD isn't shutting down but is only leaving the newsstand and will be sold to the direct market," DeGrand tweeted on Wednesday evening. "The best thing to do is buy MAD and support it as much as possible, it's not going away!"


It just won't be on magazine racks anymore.
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"I need to clarify the MAD rumors: MAD isn't shutting down but is only leaving the newsstand and will be sold to the direct market," DeGrand tweeted on Wednesday evening. "The best thing to do is buy MAD and support it as much as possible, it's not going away!"


It just won't be on magazine racks anymore.
Nice. Maybe I'll get a subscription just for old times sake
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Cracked Magazine folded in 2007, but Cracked.com was launched in 2005.
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DeGrand's tweet isn't entirely correct either.

"DC Entertainment will reportedly shift later this year to repackaging old content with new covers, running new pieces only in the end-of-year specials."

https://pitchfork.com/news/mad-magaz...ly-shuts-down/

DC Comics renumbered and reformatted MAD last year in an attempt to rejuvenate sales. I guess it didn't work. DC did the same for Vertigo and shut them down this year as well. I don't have a lot of confidence in them.
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Yeah shutting down the Vertigo imprint (where pretty much all of their actual good content lives) was pretty stupid.
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The shocking thing to me is that it was still around.
I'm surprised it is still around as well. I remember staying up late as a kid watching MadTV although it was never as good as SNL especially because SNL was essentially at it's prime at that point. MadTV was way over the top though.
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Cracked Magazine folded in 2007, but Cracked.com was launched in 2005.
Yeah, it's a shame that Cracked.com is hot garbage. I used to have stacks of Mad Magazine and Cracked when I was growing up.
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Given how weird the world has become, I've wondered if satire is even necessary anymore; it's not possible to write stuff that does it justice.
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I loved Mad as a kid. What I mostly loved though were the books. I had dozens of them and they were hilarious (to a 13 year old!)
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I received the Mad Magazine Fold-In Collection 1964-2010 books for Christmas one year and it's fantastic. Not sure if it's still in print. The folding back cover was my favourite part of the magazine.


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"I need to clarify the MAD rumors: MAD isn't shutting down but is only leaving the newsstand and will be sold to the direct market," DeGrand tweeted on Wednesday evening. "The best thing to do is buy MAD and support it as much as possible, it's not going away!"


It just won't be on magazine racks anymore.
and there will be no new content.
old content with new covers only.

edit: as ktrain already said.
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